Thursday, August 7, 2014

JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT- 1970'S BASEBALL TRIVIA PART #62

Trivia time again, and today we'll focus on guys who drove in 100 or more runs in a season during the decade.
See how many you can get.
Answers posted here tomorrow, as usual…
1. Among all 100-R.B.I. men, who accomplished the feat playing in the fewest games?

2. What player hit the fewest home runs during a 100-R.B.I. year?

3. Who had the fewest hits in a 100-R.B.I. season?

4. What two players tied for fewest strikeouts in a 100-R.B.I. season?

5. What players scored the fewest runs in a 100-R.B.I. season? Three players tied for the lowest in the decade.

***SPOILER ALERT! ANSWERS BELOW: 


1. 
Dick Allen, Cardinals. He played in only 122 games in 1970.

2. 
Wes Parker, Dodgers, who hit 10 homers while driving in over 100 in 1970,  & Willie Montanez, Phillies/Giants, who also hit only 10 homers in 1975 while driving in 101.

3.
Sal Bando, A's. He managed to top 100 with only 121 hits in 1974.

4.
Ted Simmons, Cardinals: 1974 and 1975, and Rusty Staub, Tigers, 1978. They both struck out 35 times in their 100-R.B.I. Seasons.
5.
Harmon Killebrew, Twins, 1971; Willie Montanez, Phillies/Giants, 1975 and Lee May, Orioles, 1976. They all scored only 61 runs during their 100-R.B.I. seasons.  

5 comments:

  1. 1) Dick Allen. 122 in1970
    2) Willie Montenez 10 in 1975
    3) Sal Bando 121 in 1974
    4) Rusty Staub 35 in 1978 Ted Simmons 35 in 1974 and 1975
    5) Killebrew in 1971, Lee May in 1976 , Willie Montenez in1975 all with 61 runs

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    1. You got all of them!
      HOWEVER...for #2 there was ANOTHER player who only hit 10 homers in a 100-R.B.I. season, tying Montanez. Who was it?

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  2. Wes Parker. Originally I thought it might be K. Hernandez. But he hit 11

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    1. Yep. And there you have it.
      Remember when Tommy Herr drove in 110 runs on EIGHT homers in 1985 with the Cardinals? Awesome.

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  3. Either Mark has an amazing memory or he's looking them up. I think it's more fun to answer from memory, even if it is a guess, rather than look them up on bb-reference but either way, 70s baseball trivas is fun!

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